I believe that life is a story. Occasionally, we find our life's story confusing, in disarray or completely stalled. Counseling is a special time and place set aside to gain deeper insight into your story and make changes. I am privileged to offer my clients a safe and accepting space to tell their story and move into a new chapter.
I have provided mental health services in the Harrisonburg area for over 19 years, including 12 years as a school counselor. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in counseling from Radford University.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness practices to help my clients identify and work through thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships that have become unmanageable. I use strategies and techniques ranging from insight-based talk therapy to creative arts to help clients get unstuck and find new ways of thinking, feeling and relating. I am a skilled play therapist with children age 8 and up.
I have particular interest and experience in helping those with:
- Depression and mood concerns
- Stressful life transitions
- Parenting concerns
- Child and adolescent behavior challenges
- Loss and grief
- Women's issues
- Spiritual growth and development
"At any given moment, you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end."
Enough about me. What's your story?